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Life in the City

Mobile is a friendly, easygoing city within driving distance of many other ACE communities, ensuring that friendships made over the ACE Summer can be maintained. We receive great support from the Mobile community through our schools, the Mobile ACE Advocates, Notre Dame Club of Mobile, Little Flower Parish, and many other friends.

We also enjoy the live music at downtown bars. There is a lot of “tourist” stuff to do: Bellingrath Botanical Gardens, the USS Alabama, etc. In addition, Mardi Gras is a fun time to be in the city.

 

ACE Mobile

Sydni Brooks

Hometown

Cincinnati, OH

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Studies

Major: English

Minor: Gender Studies

Why did you say "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE?

I really love the service of working with children and growing with them through their knowledge.

Jehdah Burton

Hometown

Simi Valley, CA

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: Biochemistry and Music Theory

Why did you say "Yes" to ACE?

I’ve had many educators who have shown me grace and compassion, and who have believed in me and cared for me as a person independent of my performance. Knowing that teachers like this are not the most common, and that mentors who are women of color in STEM fields are also uncommon in many schools, I want to be the teacher I wish that I had had in high school, helping to support the next generation of great young people.

Jackson Elberts

Hometown

Northbrook, IL

Undergraduate Institution

Xavier University

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Political Science

Minor: History

If you had to pick just one word to describe your ACE experience so far, what would it be (and why)?

Community. Just as I expected, every single person that I have been involved with this summer including ACEers, professors, and administrators, have been extremely welcoming and friendly. This leads to the formation of a very tight-knit community atmosphere in ACE.

 

Grace Kaiser

Hometown

Kildeer, IL

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: English and Psychology

Why did you say "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE?

I said "yes" to ACE because I really believe in its mission of trying to give students the best education possible—the education that every child deserves.

Pat McGee

Hometown

Ridgewood, NJ

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Business Analytics

Why did you say "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE?

To help students enjoy learning math as much as I did.

Anna StaudHometown

Granger, IN

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: Economics and English

Minors:Theology and Latino Studies

Concentration: Creative Writing

If you had to pick just one word to describe your ACE experience so far, what would it be (and why)?

Energetic! We move with urgency and joy, here!

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